Monthly Archives: January 2010


A team leader job in Ethiopia

A pan-African consulting firm is looking for someone to lead an Irish-sponsored develop project in Ethiopia

Editor’s note: A friend of John Coyne (Addis 62–64) passed this job listing onto us. The deadline for the application seems to have gone by, but perhaps there may be some slippage. Worth exploring

KPMG Development Advisory Services, a pan-African practice operating in several countries across the continent,  is currently seeking a Team Leader for an Irish Aid funded Civil Society Support Programme (CSSP) in Ethiopia. The CSSP is a five-year programme with a total indicative value of € 24 million. The CSSP’s goal is to capacitate civil society in Ethiopia to contribute to national development, poverty reduction and the advancement of good governance and democratization processes. Its purpose is to strengthen the capacity of Civil Society Organizations  including engagement in policy and programme development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, all within the context of Ethiopia’s recently enacted Charities and Societies Proclamation .

The TL is responsible for overall programme management, including strategic development, publicity, grant management, institutional assessments, appraisal and approval of grant applications, financial management and reporting, monitoring, evaluation and lesson learning to the client. She/he will be responsible for ensuring that the CSSP meets its intended objectives and achieves value for money, and in particular controls and manages the CSSP capacity-building fund.

The qualifications include an advanced degree in relevant field such as sustainable development, governance, international relations; minimum 10 years of senior-level experience designing, implementing, and managing large projects in developing countries, particularly those aimed at promoting civil society participation and good governance with NGOs, donor agencies and governments. Experience of work with the Irish Aid, CIDA, and DFID preferably as TL in fund/grant and programme management assignments will advantage. She/he must have extensive management experience and strong leadership skills; proven ability to work and collaborate with host-country government officials, international donors, and civil society organization in Africa and particularly in Ethiopia.

To APPLY: Send electronic submissions to by January 25, 2010. Please send your cover letter, CV and references. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.